Antonio Brown Gets An Endorsement

October 28th, 2020

Todd Haley spent six years as Antonio Brown’s offensive coordinator with the Steelers.

Haley’s the guy who took over when Bucco Bruce Arians stopped calling plays for Pittsburgh following the 2011 season.

Haley has coached Larry Fitzgerald and Keyshawn Johnson, and he didn’t hesitate on ESPN Radio this week to say Brown should be a good fit in Tampa if he’s “on the reservation” mentally.

“I’m excited for A.B.,” Haley said while noting Brown’s deep love of football.

“Obviously Tom [Brady] had a big say in it. … He’s knows there’s something there he can depend on. …

“A.B.’s a big, big personality. I think a very likeable guy, you know, when he’s on the reservation. … There’s nobody that practices or works harder. I’ve given young receivers to him and said, ‘Hey, can you help train this guy in the offseason and they call two days later and they say, ‘I can’t do it.’  I mean, it’s 6 a.m. treading water and catching balls in the pool. It’s pilates next. Then running. It’s no joke. He’s the hardest worker I’ve ever seen. I mean, he doesn’t stop. It’s full-time for him. But he’s a likeable guy, a great personality, great smile…. I think he’ll do fine.”

Very nice endorsement there from Haley.

Brown is an incredibly disciplined and driven guy, except when he’s not.

Hopefully he can hold it together for the next 15 weeks or so.

16 Responses to “Antonio Brown Gets An Endorsement”

  1. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If this works and Bucs win SB- Both Patriot and Steeler nations go insane – now wouldn’t that be fun.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    AB wont be a problem for the BUCS….

    on to NYG!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The only problem I see AB being, is a problem for opposing defenses.
    Just imagine if either the saints or the seahawks had signed him, instead of us.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Nice comments by Joe. “Except when he’s not.” True. I didn’t much like the signing at first but now seems fine. Give him a chance. Nice to hear about his work ethic. That is just great. With the recurring injuries to our WR core, his addition looks excellent. I have not doubt that he’ll “get it together” for 15 weeks – and more. He’ll add to our already terrific Bucs season.

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Apparently Brown had a good record as a return man as well. I wonder if the Bucs plan to use him in that role?

  6. Bird Says:

    Casual observer

    Good point. I forgot about returns. Early on in career before he became “the guy” he was a great returner

    It will give him more touches too…to keep happy

    But i agree. AB will be on a short short leash
    This could be his last chance in nfl
    If he farts wrong , arians will unplug the drain and brady knows it too

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    This is a rent to own situation believe it or not, leave emotion at the door. AB is a stud on the field, and has been a nut case off it. 4 years ago he was a social media darling for a few years before he went DIVA 101. So any ways we will see. But I think major upgrade at least for this season. GO BUCS!!!!

  8. Bobby M. Says:

    Arians was bold in walking away from Winston when i’m sure there was some degree of pressure to find a way to make it work. Winston was a #1 pick, teams dont want to admit failure in that regard. I have no doubt, particularly with the year we are having, Arians will put Brown in his place or he’s out. Brown has ZERO leverage….that’s reality for him.

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    three weeks and Bucco Brucie will run him outta the locker room for being a pain in the buttock

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:
    October 28th, 2020 at 11:08 am
    The only problem I see AB being, is a problem for opposing defenses.
    Just imagine if either the saints or the seahawks had signed him, instead of us.

    Agree 100% GO BUCS!!!!!

  11. Bucsboi239 Says:

    It would be nice to see Arians take that same chance on a player we could use like Earl Thomas!!! He’s a true run stuffing and pass coverage safety and that would limit some of big plays in our pass defense… Or better than that a second round pick to New England for Stephon Gilmore who is a true cover corner and that would completely shut down any teams chances of passing or running the ball on us!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    AB will be like the drunk walking into a room with completely sober people……you are likely to either leave or sober up quickly.

    As for endorsements…..he needs no more than TBBF’s…..


  13. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    In the old days of the “American Wild West” when you looked for a hired gun you did not ask questions about the guy’s character presumably. You only cared about about how well he could shoot.

    The situation in the business world of today’s NFL has some a similari ethic. Having a room full of high character guys is actually a pragmatic thing. Most champion teams are mainly composed of that type of player. Most teams will risk one “questionable” guy if he helps them achieve their goals.

  14. TOM Says:

    I don’t believe going to the SB depends on AB. But he’s nice to have if they need him. This week against NYG would have been nice.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey Joe, have you looked into all the rumors that Brown is broke? I think the best motivation possible for him to stay in line is for him to badly need this to work because he’s out of money, needs to show people he can behave to get a big(ish) deal for next season. If he really is having money issues, I think that can fix a lot of issues with his behavior.

    However if he isn’t having money issues, then why would he come back for basically a week to week contract where his bonuses are only paid if the Bucs make the playoffs and he’s still on the team? Also he has some additional big bonuses for the SB, which again would keep him under control, ideally, for an entire playoff run.

    I think the Bucs did a great job of protecting themselves if the details about his contract are correct, and it gives every motivation in the world for him not to act stupid. Not saying he won’t be an idiot, but money can be a huge motivating factor even for the dumbest of dumbbells.

  16. Brandon Says:

    Casual Observer Says:
    October 28th, 2020 at 11:16 am
    Apparently Brown had a good record as a return man as well. I wonder if the Bucs plan to use him in that role


    He has experience doing both and wouldn’t be surprised if Jaydon Mickens is the odd man out. We didn’t pick him up to not play him. I hope he does become the return man.